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People at Pier 14 on the day the verdict was released were stunned.
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"I was really surprised and just shocked as well because someone died, it might have been an accident but a life was lost," said Sara Jay, a San Francisco resident.
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"I don't know that a guilty verdict would have helped them that much but I know that this hurts I'm pretty sure," said Mary Bond, a San Francisco resident.
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At Pier 14 a bench in tribute to Kate Steinle has a plaque that says: "Whatever's good for your soul, do that." Those are the words Kate Steinle posted to her Facebook page the day before her death.
We are at Pier 14 awaiting the Steinle verdict. In July 2015 Kate Steinle was walking here with her father when she was shot and killed pic.twitter.com/lVuuTOvteA— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) December 1, 2017
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Sara Jay, SF resident "I was really surprised & just shocked as well bc someone died it might have been an accident but a life was lost." pic.twitter.com/7HLI7wTfA4— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) December 1, 2017
Absolute shock by people we are talking to at Pier 14 re: Steinle verdict pic.twitter.com/9f3fvUAoiY— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) December 1, 2017